by Mike Potter
Michael Choice (pictured) of Texas-Arlington blasted a three-run homer in the sixth inning, pacing the Blues to an 8-5 win over the Reds in a USA National Team intrasquad this afternoon at the National Training Complex in Cary.
Arizona State's Matt Newman hit a three-run homer to lead the Reds.
In other news about the team, Utah's Bill Kinneberg has been named head coach for 2010 while Cal State-Fullerton's Dave Serrano will be the pitching coach.
Kolten Wong of Hawaii and Wright State's Casey McGrew had RBI singles for the Blues in today's contest.
Tyler Holt of Florida State added an RBI double and Christian Colon of Cal State-Fullerton an RBI single for the Reds.
The two starting pitchers each allowed a run. Blues starter Asher Wojciechowski of The Citadel went four innings, striking out five and allowing six hits. Coastal Carolina's Cody Wheeler struck out two batters in three innings of work for the Reds.
The team will play another intrasquad on Tuesday night at 8 at the NTC. The first game against outside opposition is against Canada, in Cary on Thursday night at 7.